Top events in Egypt

October
08

On the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' Al-Awal, Egyptians celebrate the Prophet's birthday with readings from the Quran as well as...

November
11

Inspired from a piece of ancient rock telling the story of Pharaonic soldiers running 100km, this epic race sees competitors run from the Hawara...

November
15

This festival brings together artists, filmmakers, producers, writers and critics together and celebrates Egyptian, Arab and African films.

Egypt Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2022

January
07
Coptic Christmas Day
Start date:
7 January 2022

This holiday is not official, although Coptic Christians may observe it.

April
24
Coptic Easter
Start date:
24 April 2022

This holiday is not official, although Coptic Christians may observe it.

April
25
Sinai Liberation Day
Start date:
25 April 2022
April
25
Sham el-Nessim
Start date:
25 April 2022
May
01
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
1 May 2022
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2022
July
09
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
9 July 2022
July
23
National Day
Start date:
23 July 2022
July
30
Islamic New Year
Start date:
30 July 2022
September
11
Coptic New Year
Start date:
11 September 2022

This holiday is not official, although Coptic Christians may observe it.

October
06
Armed Forces Day
Start date:
6 October 2022
October
08
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
8 October 2022

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

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